Controlling Blood Sugar May Prevent Dementia

Patients with Type 2 diabetes who have poor blood-sugar control were found to have a 50% higher risk of being diagnosed with dementia

STOCKHOLM—Controlling blood-sugar levels may help prevent dementia, a study released on Tuesday showed, offering hope to patients with diabetes that keeping glucose levels in check might reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of cognitive impairments. Continue reading “Controlling Blood Sugar May Prevent Dementia”

10 Secrets from the World’s Longest Living People

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Ikaria, Greece: The Lifestyle

According to a 2012 NY Times article by Buettner, the “traditional folk” of Ikaria live relaxing yet active lives. They wake naturally, spend time working in their gardens, eat late lunches followed by naps and after sunset, spend quality time socializing with their neighbors. Traditional exercise (think running, cycling, CrossFit) isn’t a large part of the Ikarian lifestyle. Bunter said it “played a small role at best.” Instead, he suspects it’s a combination of their healthful diet and daily socializing that contributes most to their unprecedented longevity.

 

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More Fruits, Veggies May Cut Stroke Risk Worldwide

May 13, 2014 American Heart Association

Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to new research.

Researchers found that stroke risk decreased by 32 percent with every 200 grams of fruit consumed daily and 11 percent with every 200 grams of vegetables consumed daily. Continue reading “More Fruits, Veggies May Cut Stroke Risk Worldwide”

Everything You Need to Know About Probiotics

imagesDid you know that the bacteria in your body outnumber your body’s cells 10 to 1? It’s true, and most of them reside in your gut.

But there really is no need to panic, most bacteria are quite harmless. Having the right bacteria in there has even been linked to numerous health benefits. These include weight loss, improved digestion, enhanced immune function, better skin and a reduced risk of many diseases. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About Probiotics”

Fish oil May Slow Junk Food’s Effect on the Brain

strongData from more than 180 research papers suggests fish oils could minimize the effects that junk food can have on the brain, a review by researchers at the University of Liverpool has shown. The team at the University’s Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease reviewed research from around the world to see whether there was sufficient data available to suggest that omega-3s had a role to play in aiding weight loss. Continue reading “Fish oil May Slow Junk Food’s Effect on the Brain”

Omega-3 & Bullying Behavior

New Study Indicates Higher Omega-3 Levels May Reduce Bullying Behavior

fishA recent study found that omega-3’s not only improved kids’ behavior, it also improved parents’ behavior, more evidence that polyunsaturated fatty acids may truly make the world a happier place. The study, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, was noted on philly.com.

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